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Novel rickettsia in ticks, Tasmania, Australia

Izzard, L., Graves, S., Cox, E., Fenwick, S., Unsworth, N. and Stenos, J. (2009) Novel rickettsia in ticks, Tasmania, Australia. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 15 (10). pp. 1654-1656.

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Abstract

A novel rickettsia was detected in Ixodes tasmani ticks collected from Tasmanian devils. A total of 55% were positive for the citrate synthase gene by quantitative PCR. According to current criteria for rickettsia speciation, this new rickettsia qualifies as Candidatus Rickettsia tasmanensis, named after the location of its detection.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Publisher: National Center for Infectious Diseases
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/3875
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